Traffic Route Plan for National Ploughing Championships

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Traffic Route Plan for National Ploughing Championships

BLUE ROUTE

Traffic from Cork/Munster:

Traffic travelling Northbound on the M8 will exit at Junction 6 (Horse & Jockey) and proceed to

Thurles and onto Templemore and Roscrea on the N62. At Birr traffic will join the N52 travelling

northbound via Kilcormac and Blueball and onto the event site at Screggan, Tullamore.

Parking:

Patrons on this route will park in the designated BLUE car parks on the left and right hand side

beside the event grounds.

GREY ROUTE

Traffic from South East (Kilkenny):

Traffic travelling from Kilkenny/South East will travel North along the N77 via Durrow and Abbeyleix

before arriving at Portlaoise. Traffic will be directed left at Father Brown Road through Clonminham

and onto the N80 travelling towards Mountmellick. At Derryclooney Bridge, Mountmellick traffic

will be directed left and onto the R422 through Rosenallis and Clonaslee. At Cloonagh Cross traffic

will be directed right onto the R421 (Killurin Road). At Killurin Cross traffic will be directed left

towards the event site at Screggan, Tullamore and parking beside the event site.

Parking:

Patrons on this route will park in the designated GREY car parks beside the event grounds at

Screggan.

YELLOW ROUTE

Traffic from the South East (Carlow):

Traffic travelling from Carlow and the South East will travel on the N80 towards Portlaoise. At

Bloomfield Roundabout, Portlaoise traffic will be directed right onto Rathbrennan and onto Junction

16 (M7). Traffic will then turn left to the Heath and left again at the Wheel Inn pub (sign-posted

Portarlington). Traffic will proceed to Kennells Cross and be turned left and travel towards

Mountmellick town. All traffic will be directed through Mountmellick town and onto Tullamore via

Killeigh. Traffic will then proceed to parking beside the event grounds.

Parking:

Patrons on this route will park in the designated YELLOW car parks beside the event grounds at

Screggan.Brown Route

Traffic from Limerick, Kerry and Southwest:

Traffic travelling Northbound on the M7 will exit at Junction 26 (Nenagh South) and will proceed on

the N52 towards Borrisokane. In Borrisokane traffic will take the N62 (Signposted Portumna) and

after 5km traffic will turn right onto the R438 to Cloghan. In Cloghan traffic will turn onto the R357

before being directed to parking beside the event grounds.

Parking:

Patrons on this route will park in the designated BROWN car parks beside the event grounds at

Screggan.

PURPLE ROUTE

Traffic from Dublin:

Traffic from Dublin to use the M4/M6 Westbound to Junction 5 on the M6 (Kilbeggan) and then onto

the N52 towards Tullamore for 4km, where at Durrow turn right onto L2005 (passing GAA Pitch) and

travel for 2km, then turn left onto the R420 and travel for 2km to avail of a shuttle service to the

site.

Parking:

Patrons on this route will park in the designated PURPLE car park.

PINK ROUTE

Traffic from the North:

Traffic travelling from the North will travel via Mullingar and onto the N52 towards Tyrellspass.

Traffic will be turned right into Tyrellspass Village and on to Kilbeggan Village via R446 (old N6).

Once through Kilbeggan Village turn left for Clara onto the R436. On the approach to Clara traffic

will turn left onto the L2009 before joining the R420 Tullamore to Clara Road. Traffic will then turn

right at Coolnahiley and be directed to parking beside the event grounds.

Parking:

Patrons travelling this route will park in the designated PINK car parks beside the event grounds at

Screggan.

GREEN ROUTE

Traffic from the West

Traffic travelling from the West will exit M6 motorway at Junction 6 (Horseleap, Clara) and will be

directed towards Moate town. Traffic will then be directed left onto the Ballycumber Road. At

Ballycumber traffic will join the R436 (Ballycumber to Clara Road) before turning right on towards

Rahan Village. At Rahan Village traffic will be directed onto the L2011 towards the event site and

parking.

Parking:

Patrons travelling this route will park in the designated GREEN car parks on the right hand side of the

L2011 just beside the event grounds at Screggan.

ORANGE ROUTE

Traffic from Kildare/ Junction 15 M7

Traffic travelling Westbound along the M7 Motorway will exit at Junction 15 (Cappakeel), turning

right over the Motorway and onto the R445 (Old Dublin Road). At New Inn Roundabout traffic will

proceed through Emo Village and onto Kennells Cross where it will turn right and be directed to

Garryhinch Cross and onto Cloneygowan Village. Traffic will then follow the R420 to the event site.

Parking:

Patrons travelling this route will park in the designated ORANGE car parks.